Testing versus understanding human intelligence

Citation
Ij. Deary et Ej. Austin, Testing versus understanding human intelligence, PSYCH PUB L, 6(1), 2000, pp. 180-190
Citations number
38
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW
ISSN journal
1076-8971 → ACNP
Volume
6
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
180 - 190
Database
ISI
SICI code
1076-8971(200003)6:1<180:TVUHI>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
Intelligence may be studied in 2 distinct ways, using a psychometric or a b iological approach. The psychometric approach is focused on the assessment of a person's level of mental ability and documents individual differences between people in mental abilities. Biological studies seek those brain fun ctions that cause individual differences in human mental abilities. The lac k of overlap between these approaches means that it is unclear what the sco res of intelligence tests mean in terms of fundamental biological processes of the brain.